The New Age of Healthcare

The world has changed, and so has the way technology is integrated with healthcare. The current pandemic has reinforced the belief that through the use of AI and machine learning technologies, will we be able to predict, detect, and diagnose healthcare conditions rapidly and accurately. There is a need to build better, accurate & reliable technologies that help us make a symbiotic leap in health-tech.

Sandrine Thuret: growing new brain cells

Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.

Johnny Huard

Fountain of youth in stem cells?

A native of Canada, Dr. Johnny Huard is a world-renowned scientist and is currently a Professor, Distinguished Chair for Orthopaedic Research, and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; McGovern Medical School. He studies cutting-edge science in the field of stem cell research with expertise in regenerative medicine.

Ian McCrae: Digital Me

Our bodies contain two terabytes of data. What if everyone involved in our healthcare – including us – could access that data and use it to make better lifestyle and treatment decisions? Precision medicine aims to answer that question and turn information into better health outcomes for everyone.

Jocelyne Bloch

Brain repair

Through treating everything from strokes to car accident traumas, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch knows the brain’s inability to repair itself all too well. But now, she suggests, she and her colleagues may have found the key to neural repair: Doublecortin-positive cells. Similar to stem cells, they are extremely adaptable and, when extracted from a brain, cultured and then re-injected in a lesioned area of the same brain, they can help repair and rebuild it. “With a little help,” Bloch says, “the brain may be able to help itself.”

Scilla Elworthy

Scilla Elworthy is the founder of the Oxford Research Group, a non-governmental Organisation she set up in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics. She served as its executive director from 1982 until 2003, when she left that role in order to set up Peace Direct, a charity supporting local peace builders in conflict areas. From 2005 she was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Desmond Tutu and Richard Branson in setting up The Elders.

She is a member of the World Future Council and the International Task Force on Preventive Diplomacy. She has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Price and in 2003 she was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize for her work with the Oxford Research Group.